House Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Kayleigh McEnany, Stephen Miller

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
November 9, 2021 Updated: November 9, 2021

The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol breach announced Tuesday it issued subpoenas to aides to former President Donald Trump, including Kayleigh McEnany and Stephen Miller.

McEnany, who currently works for Fox News and co-hosts “Outnumbered,” had served as the White House press secretary, while Miller was a senior Trump adviser. Miller earlier this year launched a legal group to fight Democratic lawsuits.

On Tuesday, the panel also subpoenaed Nicholas Luna, who served as the former President’s personal assistant, and who was reportedly in the Oval Office on Jan. 6. Subpoenas were also issued to Molly Michael, who served as a special assistant to the president; Benjamin Williamson, who served as an assistant to former chief of staff Mark Meadows; Christopher Liddell, and the former White House Deputy Chief of Staff.

Subpoenas were also issued by the committee to former Gen. Keith Kellogg, who was then-Vice President Mike Pence’s national security advisor; former White House personnel director John McEntee; Cassidy Hutchinson, a special assistant to the president on legislative affairs; and Kenneth Klukowski, the former senior counsel to former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark.

“The Select Committee wants to learn every detail of what went on in the White House on January 6th and in the days beforehand,” said the panel’s chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), in a statement.

Thompson added that his office believes “the witnesses subpoenaed today have relevant information and we expect them to comply fully with the Select Committee’s investigation.”

The announcement comes a day after the committee said it issued subpoenas to several other Trump associates, including former advisor Michael Flynn, Bernard Kerik, Jason Miller, Angela McCallum, Bill Stepien, and John Eastman.

And previously, after the panel sent a subpoena to former Trump advisor and campaign strategist Steve Bannon, the House of Representatives voted along partisan lines to hold him in contempt. But it’s not yet clear if the Department of Justice will enforce the subpoena.

When asked about Bannon’s subpoena during an unrelated news conference Monday, Attorney General Merrick Garland said that “there is an ongoing examination of the referral, and as you know the Justice Department doesn’t comment on those.”

“We evaluate these in the normal way we do, looking at the facts and the law and applying the principles of prosecution,” he continued.

Trump in October filed a lawsuit seeking to block the House committee from obtaining White House documents and records in connection to the Jan. 6 incident.

The former president on Monday filed an emergency motion asking Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, an Obama appointee, to grant a stay. She declined the request on Tuesday.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.